Pork has moved to the forefront of menus across Vietnam. But while the protein is thriving, Vietnam's pig farmers are facing a glut.
The Associated Press reported that China's block on Vietnamese imports last November has left Vietnamese pork farmers in a difficult position. Considering half of all the pork in the world is consumed by China, the ban has left an excess of pork in Vietnam.
The sixth-largest producer of pork, Vietnam military, police and trade unions are upping their pork usage to help ease the strain on farmers. Pork prices have dropped in reaction to the excess supply.
In the meantime, Vietnam's agriculture ministry is pushing to increase exports. The question is if the rescue effort will have come too late to save farmers who are going belly-up across Vietnam.
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